life in wake forest nc: Things To Do in Wake Forest NC - Week of February 22 - 28, 2010 - 02/21/10 12:05 AM
This past week has been fantastic in Wake Forest NC - the weather finally started to ease up and the parks were PACKED with people and their dogs, frisbees and kids!  Wasn't quite springtime weather but close enough! 
The upcoming week in Wake Forest NC has some great events in store for us like the State of the Town Address and the Economic Development Forum to name just a few!  Get out, enjoy the weather the week ahead and have fun in Wake Forest NC! Life in Wake Forest NC is always full of great things to do! Take Pounds … (8 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Great Things To Do In Wake Forest NC This Week! January 25 - 31, 2009 - 01/24/10 10:54 AM
Wake Forest NC had some great things to do last week and I hope you got the chance to get out and enjoy a few of them!  This week will be just as busy here in Wake Forest NC with some really exciting things to do! There is some rain in the forecast this week but there are plenty of Things To Do In Wake Forest NC that will keep you spirits sunny.......check out Life in Wake Forest NC! From the Town of Wake Forest NC website: Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting - Special Meeting: Putting Your Dreams and Visions … (10 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Fun Things To Do in Wake Forest NC - January 18 - 24, 2010 - 01/16/10 12:17 AM
I do believe the cold spell has finally started to break in Wake Forest NC!  We reached 60 degrees yesterday, a HEAT WAVE, and the upcoming week looks to be milder too!  That means it is just perfect to get out and enjoy some of the fun things to do in Wake Forest NC.
Applebee's Beach Blast with their costume contest looks like it is going to be so much fun and don't miss the Open House for Wake Forest NC Parks and Recreation - it's a great opportunity to see all that's available!
Life in Wake Forest NC always has something new … (10 comments)

life in wake forest nc: No Need To Ask For Directions in Wake Forest NC! - 01/12/10 08:12 AM
What's going on in Wake Forest NC with all the signs? 
Wayfinding Signs! 

Over the next few week you will see these gorgeous AND informational signs popping up all over Wake Forest NC.  These highly anticipated signs will help to attract people to historic downtown Wake Forest NC businesses, help people, well, find their way AND will also include Welcome Signs for the downtown area. 
While these signs will certainly be popping up in Downtown Wake Forest you will also see them on US 1A, NC 98 Hwy Business and many local streets.  There will be approximately 15 signs … (13 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Sunflower Studio & Gallery in Wake Forest NC - Bring Out The Artist in YOU! - 01/12/10 05:03 AM
The Sunflower Studio & Gallery is a vital part of historic downtown Wake Forest NC.  You may have read some of the other posts that I have written about Sunflower Studio & Gallery or you may have seen them on the Calendar of Events for Wake Forest NC. 
The Sunflower Studio & Gallery is always coming up with ways to engage our artistic side and their latest offering is amazing!
PAINT PARTY!
An Adult Painting Class is offered the 3rd Thursday of every month.  Ages 18+ are invited to bring out their artistic side  - seriously, no talent is required!  Everything … (8 comments)

life in wake forest nc: I Can Sell A House in Wake Forest NC BUT I Can't Perform Miracles! - 01/11/10 09:57 AM
My great friend Dean Moss wrote a terrific post with everything in it that I have wanted to post but could just never quite put into words.  Maybe it is because Dean had such a great real-life story that illustrates so eloquently the points of properly pricing your home and why we WON'T take over-priced listings.
I have written several posts in the last week or so dealing with this exact issue.  Here are two of them that might be a great read in tandem with Dean's post below.
Wake Forest NC Real Estate Market is COMPETITIVE!  Be Smart!!
Don't Gamble … (8 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Wake Forest NC Attains Triple A Bond Status - 01/10/10 02:05 AM
Wake Forest NC is one of ONLY 73 towns in the entire United States to achieve a Triple A rating from Standard & Poor's.  Pretty impressive, isn't it?  How did we attain that designation?
Wake Forest NC is a consistent contributor to the Raleigh-Cary metropolitan statistical area's deep and diverse economy Wake Forest NC has ongoing commercial development that contributes to its continued tax base growth Wake Forest NC has a low overall debt burden Access to one of the country's strongest regional employment bases  While we are among the 73 town's in the United States Wake Forest NC is one … (12 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Don't Gamble In The Wake Forest NC Real Estate Market And Become THAT House - 01/08/10 09:25 AM
If you want to sell your home in Wake Forest NC AND you contract me as your Realtor® you can be sure that you will receive a thorough, in-depth and detailed CMA prior to suggesting your listing price.  Now, what I don't understand from past sellers is their need to take all of the work that I have put into that CMA and decide to gamble in the Wake Forest NC Real Estate market.
When I suggest a listing price it is based on several criteria:
The CMA that I prepared for your home which takes into account the current listings … (14 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Education is Key in Wake Forest NC Real Estate - Know Your Competition and Price Your Home Wisely! - 01/04/10 04:11 AM
First off, what is a Market Analysis?
A Market Analysis is a tool used to help guide you when deciding on a price to list your home. Your List Price. A Market Analysis will use similar homes in your neighborhood that are currently on the market, pending (have a contract on them but have yet to close) and recent Sales. In the past, recent Sales could go back 6-12 months to justify a price. Today? Not so. Lenders are now requiring (in most cases) Sold homes used in a Market Analysis to be no more than 90 days. What if there … (12 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Home Scents Make Good Sense! - 01/03/10 04:04 AM
For the most part buyers make decisions on a purchasing a home from the emotional side.
What will it be like for their family growing up there? Can they start a family there? What will the Holidays be like? Will their posessions find their righful place in the home? What will dinner time be like? Will little Suzie or Johnny like the back yard? The Holiday season itself is full of pleasant smells - why not help it a long?
Here are some simple tips and reminders for making sure that your home passes the "Sniff Test":
IF you … (28 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Things To Do In Wake Forest NC - January 4 - 10, 2010 - 01/01/10 10:28 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
Wow, we just had all the festivites for the Holidays in Wake Forest NC and already the calendar is filled up for the first full week in January 2010!
There is a little bit of everything on the Wake Forest NC Events Calendar - great programs to help you keep those healthy resolutions, gallery showings, and don't forget the Green Medal nominations!
Life in Wake Forest NC has started 2010 with excitement, fun and tons to do!
From the Town of Wake Forest NC website:
Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Club MeetingMonday, Jan. 4; 9:30 am weigh in and … (10 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Inspecting Older Properties... - 12/31/09 08:50 AM
Michael Thornton, who is a well-respected home inspector from Nashville TN, wrote an awesome post regarding inspections of older homes!  It was SO good that I felt it needed to be sent out to my readers!
There are many resales in Wake Forest NC and I actually have run into some of the very problems that Michael points out in his piece.  He makes some very valid points regarding building codes - what is code today may dramatically change in just a year or so - read on.....
Inspecting Older Properties ~ Decks... 
So you or your buyer are looking to … (5 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Wake Forest NC Focus Groups - Can You Define Small Town Charm? - 12/29/09 10:28 PM
Starting in January 2010 the Town of Wake Forest NC will be forming small focus groups to discuss what exactly is meant by "small town charm" and "small town character".  You hear so many residents and visitors refer to our town with those phrases that in an effort to truly learn what those terms mean the focus group idea was born. 
The groups will consist of no more than 20 participants and there are no "wrong answers"!  The Town of Wake Forest NC cares about what its residents think and want to do their very best to preserve the qualities that make … (10 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Wake Forest NC - Calendar of Events December 28 - January 3, 2010 - 12/27/09 12:37 AM
I just HAD to put 2010 in the post title!  Can you believe it????  We have come another whole year my friends!  I hope that you have found these local Wake Forest NC posts with events useful throughout the year and rest assured they will continue!  And, remember, if you ever have an event that you want me to blog about just let me know!  You can call me at 919.649.6128 or simply send me an email.
Here is the final line-up for 2009!  Of course, one of THE most anticipated events will happen this week!  First Light Wake Forest!  Here … (15 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Happy Holidays To and From Wake Forest NC!! - 12/23/09 11:05 PM
 
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life in wake forest nc: Wake Forest NC Market Update - November 2009 - 12/23/09 03:04 AM
Fresh off the presses are the latest statistics for the housing market in Wake Forest NC.  Below are a few graphs that may help you understand the activity BUT, as always, if you have any questions regarding the information provided please feel free to give me a call!  I am always happy to help!
The first graph depicts the New Listings, Closed Sales and Total Inventory for Wake Forest NC.  As you can see, the total inventory of homes for sale in Wake Forest NC had a 25.1% decline when compared with the same time of year in 2008.  However, Sold … (2 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Seeking The Oldest Home For Sale in Raleigh NC Area? circa 1800 - 12/23/09 02:08 AM
I was doing some research this morning while preparing my next Historic Home tour and decided to see what the oldest home currently for sale was in my MLS are in North Carolina.  I was stunned with what I found!  Check out this amazing home!
"I was searching to see what the oldest homes were that are for sale in the Raleigh NC area and I was torn between two homes.  Please understand I am NOT saying this is the oldest home in the area but it is currently the oldest home available for sale.
The home I chose is 321 … (6 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Wake Forest NC - Calendar of Events December 21 - 27, 2009 - 12/21/09 02:16 AM
Wow, there has been so much happening in Wake Forest NC leading up to this week that it gotten a bit quiet here!  Not much will be happening this week but there are a few announcements to make.
Town Hall ClosedThursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25The Wake Forest Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Wake Forest bus service and sanitation schedules will be affected. Click here to learn more. (919) 554-6100
And for those of you disposing of Christmas trees there is the "Christmas Tree Recycling Program" … (0 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Some Great Mid-Week Additions to the Wake Forest NC Calendar of Events! - 12/16/09 03:40 AM
Every week I post the Calendar of Events for Wake Forest NC to give you a little heads up on what is going on in the area.  In case you missed this weeks post - you can find it here! 
This week there have been a few additions that need to be added!  I hope you take a peek at the additions to the Wake Forest NC calendar AND I hope that you are having an incredible week so far!
It just doesn't get any better than Life in Wake Forest NC.....
All Jazz Weekend at Tuxedo JunctionFriday, Dec. 18; 7:30 … (6 comments)

life in wake forest nc: Kid's Night Out at The Polar Ice House in Wake Forest NC! Friday, Dec. 18th - 12/16/09 03:28 AM
Have some last minute Christmas shopping to do?  Take advantage of Kid's Night Out at The Polar Ice House in Wake Forest NC this Friday, December 18th! 
The 3rd Friday of Every Month The Polar Ice House welcomes kids ages 3 - 12 for an evening fill with ice skating, games and dinner! The Polar Ice House is a top notch skating facility located in The Factory.
Where: The Polar Ice House at The Factory (1829-200 South Main Street)
When: 3rd Friday of Every Month
What Time: 6pm-10pm
Cost: $15.00 per child (ages 5-12) and $5 per sibling (ages 3-4)
Contact … (4 comments)

 
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